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Indigenous medical graduates follow their passions and inspire future generations

Indigenous medical graduates follow their passions and inspire future generations

There is a steady hum of activity inside the Cowichan Maternity Clinic in Duncan.  Cassandra Felske-Durksen places a gentle hand on the young woman’s shoulder, while monitoring the fetal heart rate displayed on a nearby screen. As a family physician with a special interest in Indigenous women’s health and obstetrics, Dr. Felske-Durksen has made it […]

Early guidance can help future moms fear of childbirth

Early guidance can help future moms fear of childbirth

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 percent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.  But a new University of British Columbia study suggests that providing women with early knowledge about pregnancy and childbirth could help reduce these […]